Notes on a Buddhist path

Sending Off This Letter

September 19, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

After living here for over four and a half years I’ve finally taken the plunge and applied for citizenship. The process may take nearly two years, but Canada, you’re so worth the wait.

Words for Aurora

July 22, 2012 By | 3 Comments

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ~ Buddha My recent article at is all about words. Yummy, fragile, crooked, blessed words. After I finished writing it I realized I hadn’t gotten words out of my system. I just had to say more about words. Words spin me like […]

With gratitude…

April 21, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything. ~ Shunryu Suzuki Roshi There’s a new article of mine up at Life As a Human. It’s about winter and spring and the gratitude that arises at […]

My country, my home

April 1, 2012 By | 8 Comments

Coming to Canada was a labour of love and reclamation. Four years ago I settled here, a place that when we first met I knew was the home I had been looking for my whole life.

Cellular release

March 21, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.~ Mahatma Gandhi Last week I returned from my seven day silent meditation retreat. (More to come of that transcendent experience in my next blog post.) A few days after getting back to the city I gave up my cell phone.Yep, and I’m still breathing. Read all about it […]

Remembering Japan and cherry blossoms

March 6, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

Sunday will be the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. I have a new article at that looks back at that event and honours the enduring strength of the Japanese people.

Humans being

January 30, 2012 By | 1 Comment

Last week I saw “Being in the World”, a thoughtful and affirming film of philosophers and masters of music, carpentry, sports, cooking and some mighty fine juggling. It really touched me. So, I wrote an article about it.

Multitasking, shmultitasking

January 19, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

My article exposing the dark underbelly of the multitasking cartel has just been published at Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll discover.

S’Wonderful…Life As a Human

November 16, 2011 By | Leave a Comment

One of my favourite online magazines is Life As a Human. Now I have the honour of being one of their guest authors. Yippee! Here’s a snippet: “The first time I saw this film my mouth dropped and I was gobsmacked. The sensation I felt as I watched the diving, swirling dance playing out before […]

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